Tommaso Ziffer

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Tommaso Ziffer is an Italian architect and interior designer. Ziffer designed The Accademia Valentino and in 2000[1] as well as Rome's most successful hotel, Rocco Forte's Hotel de Russie.[2] Ziffer has also designed several private residential projects.[3]

He has also designed the interior of Casa Howard, a well-known guest house in Rome and in 2006 the interior design of Hotel de Rome in Berlin, Germany, again for Rocco Forte Hotel chain.[citation needed] Ziffer has recently been appointed for the Interior Design Project of the total restoration of the well-known Roman "Hotel de la Ville" a 5 star luxury Hotel project that will be managed once again from Rocco Forte Hotel Group and financed by Reale Immobili, a branch of the Reale Mutua Insurance Company.[citation needed] At the same time he was also appointed for the Interiors of a new wing of the Locanda Rossa Resort in Capalbio, Tuscany, that shall be completed in the spring of 2018.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Rocco's Return", W, New York: Fairchild Publications, October 1, 2000, ISSN 0162-9115 "... Tommaso Ziffer, the interior designer who worked with Polizzi Shawcross on the de Russie, says that during the $20-million renovation of the property, he lost 18 pounds ... Ziffer says his mother recalls attending dances at the de Russie when she was a teenager in the mid-Thirties ... Ziffer--who had designed the grand interiors of Valentino's Palazzo Mignanelli in Rome but had never worked on a hotel before--managed to strike a harmonious balance ... Ziffer himself designed the oversize, high-backed velvet couches in the lobby, as well as the chests coated in silvery lead leaf and the Forties-style side tables covered in black leather ..."
  2. ^ "Rocco's new kid on the block and other smart hotels THE SUITE", Financial Times, London: MacRae, Curtice & Co., January 1, 2007, ISSN 0307-1766"The interior is the first hotel designed by architect Tommaso Ziffer, with help from Forte's sister, Olga Polizzi. He has gone for an "eclectic" modernism ..."
  3. ^ "Economic Polizzi", Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Features, Reed Business Information Ltd., 197 (13), March 29, 2007, ISSN 0008-7777"Her design team is surprisingly small - "one-and-a-half designers", two project managers, two assistants, and herself. A designer she uses regularly is Tommaso Ziffer, who specialises in homes, rather than hotels - which says a lot. "I rather like that approach," Polizzi says."

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